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Emily Maynard: NASCAR and the Nation’s New Sweetheart

America is falling in love with Emily Maynard. An event planner for a children’s hospital and a contestant on the Bachelor 15, Emily is vying to be the winner of Brad Womack’s heart. Her tragic story has become national news. Emily is ready to love again after the love of her life, NASCAR's Ricky Hendrick, was killed in a plane crash on October 4, 2004. He was 24. Ricky Hendrick began his racing career at the age 15. On July 7, 2001, Ricky Hendrick became the youngest driver to win his first race. On the show, Emily and seven other contestants had a group date with Brad at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Ricky had his last race. His crash during the 2002 race injured his shoulder that required at least two months of recuperat...

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